In 2010 the State Services Commissioner introduced a disclosure regime for chief executive expenses, gifts and hospitality. Chief executives of Public Service departments, Statutory Crown entities and Corporations Sole are expected to disclose their expenses every six months and make this information publicly available on their agency's website and data.govt.nz.
The State Services Commissioner's purpose for introducing this disclosure regime is to show New Zealanders that public funds are being spent judiciously, and that senior officials are modelling appropriate behaviours. This requirement is in line with international practice, and locally, Ministers, MPs and Mayors are all subject to disclosure provisions.
The next round for chief executive expenses, gifts and hospitality disclosures is due 8 February 2013.